GRASP is GLOBAL G.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice. It is a voluntary module developed to assess social practices on the farm, addressing specific aspects of workers’ health, safety and welfare. GRASP measures can be assessed together with the GLOBALG.A.P. audit. The GRASP assessment is valid for one year and assessments are conducted annually.
GRASP shall be implemented on every site including the (central) product handling unit. Every site has to be GRASP assessed. The employees´ representative(s) of all sites have to be interviewed. The option 2 assessment can be carried out by the GRASP assessor either with the option 2 checklist or using the option 1 checklist for every participating member.
Labor legislation differs from country to country. The GRASP National Interpretation Guidelines specify relevant legal requirements – such as national minimum wages, regulations on working hours, the minimum age of employment, etc.
GRASP helps producers establish a good social management system on their farms. And it helps protect one of the farm’s most important resources: its people. It also helps you retain good and qualified workers, reduces costs of accidents and breakdowns, encourages worker participation, demonstrates your commitment to social responsibility.